BJP celebrates Gujarat, Himachal victory
Celebrations broke out at BJP state headquarters in Jaipur on Monday as the party was all set to secure majority in assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujaratjaipur Updated: Dec 18, 2017 20:14 IST
Celebrations broke out at BJP state headquarters in Jaipur on Monday as the party was all set to secure majority in assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
Party supporters gathered in large numbers at the office, burst firecrackers and distributed sweets amid beating of drums.
BJP state unit president Ashok Parnami, organisational secretary Chandrashekhar, other senior party leaders and some state ministers were present on the occasion.
Waiving the party flag, BJP supporters greeted each other over the victory of the party which is set to retain power for consecutive sixth term in Gujarat.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in a statement, attributed the victory to “charismatic leadership” of Prime Minister Modi and “organisational skills” of BJP president Amit Shah.
She said retaining power in Gujarat for the sixth time in a row shows that there was no alternative to the BJP in the country.
Party state president Parnami, meanwhile, took a dig at former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on his remarks about EVMs, saying Gehlot should have faith in the democracy.
“It is the people who elect a government and the people who remove a government. The Congress comments on the Election Commission were inappropriate,” he said in a separate statement.
First Published: Dec 18, 2017 20:13 IST